So fish and seafood is a controversial thing in our house. I love pretty much any kind of it and Zach does too. Everyone else, well not so much. If I am really in the mood for fish, I will often eat it on a night when the rest of my family is having a completely ridiculous non-paleo meal. (Saturday night for instance when they had calzones, I had a piece of poached salmon from whole foods- sorry I forgot to snap a picture.)
Shrimp is an exception to the rule. We all love it and gobble it up! I have been making this recipe for a long time and am surprised that I actually never posted it before. It was inspired by a recipe in Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan (see link below), which is one of my favorite paleo cookbooks because her recipes are so clean and incredibly flavorful.
Lime and Ginger Shrimp Saute – Inspired by Well Fed
Prep Time: 5 minutes (excluding cleaning and peeling the shrimp)
Cook Time: 5 – 7 minutes
Servings: 5 (approximately 8 shrimp each)
- 2 pounds of wild shrimp (if possible), peeled and de-veined
- 3 tbsp. lime juice (I use Santa Cruz 100% juice, but you could squeeze 2 limes to get enough)
- 1 tbsp. minced ginger
- a dash of red pepper flakes
- a dash of salt and pepper (can add more when eating if needed)
- 2 tbsp. garlic infused olive oil or 2 tbsp. EVOO and 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Clean peeled shrimp by rinsing well in a colander and splash with some lemon juice. Transfer to a medium sized Tupperware/storage bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the cilantro.
- Pour the marinade over the shrimp and add the chopped cilantro.
- Shake to combine well and marinate in the frig for at least an hour, but longer is even better.
- Pour all of the shrimp and marinade into a large skillet on medium heat.
- Cook for 5 – 7 minutes, stirring from time to time to ensure all shrimp is cooked well.
- Serve immediately.
This is the shrimp marinating
This is the dinner plate … Shrimp, simple steamed green beans and cilantro lime rice from my friend Kate’s blog
LOTS OF CLEAN PLATES HERE!